John Warren Geils Jr., a owner and lead guitarist for a J. Geils Band, was found passed Tuesday in his Massachusetts home. He was 71.
Groton Police conspicuous in a matter that they were called to Geils’ home during around 4 p.m. internal time to do a wellness check. Officers found Geils nonchalant and conspicuous him passed during a scene.
Police conspicuous a rough review indicated that Geils died of healthy causes, though a review was ongoing.
The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Mass., while Geils was study during Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Bandmates enclosed Danny Klein, Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, Peter Wolf and Seth Justman.
The band, whose strain bridged a opening between disco and new wave, expelled 11 studio albums before violation adult in 1985. They reunited off and on over a years.
The organisation had several Top 40 singles in a early 1970s, including a cover strain “Lookin’ for a Love” by a family organisation The Valentinos and “Give It to me.”
Their biggest hits enclosed “Must of Got Lost,” that reached No. 12 on Billboard’s Top 100 in 1975 and “Love Stinks,” a diatribe opposite unrequited love, a pretension strain on their 1980 album. Their strain “Centerfold,” from a manuscript “Freeze Frame” was expelled in 1981 and eventually charted during No. 1 on a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in Feb 1982. It stayed there for 6 weeks and was featured on MTV.
The rope was nominated for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a fourth time final tumble though was not selected.
“This is a fourth nomination, and going by that process, with a fundamental disappointment, you’re not certain we wish to take that float again,” lead vocalist Peter Wolf told Billboard during a time. “It’s good to be recognized, though it’s a drag to be disappointed. we wish that we make it in. That would be great.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.